Chairman & Investor

If you're a keen cyclist or ride a motorbike, knowing what's coming up behind you can be key to your survival.  Roads are dangerous places so a new company called ZONA has created the world's first retrofit device that gives every rider a clear rear view mirror in their helmet. What's more, it fits any helmet, anywhere in the world. It's getting brilliant reviews and will no doubt be the must have accessory for all two wheel enthusiasts this coming year.  

It really will change the way you ride your bike. I'm chair and a minority investor in the company and believe in the product, 100%.  

Click here to read more and get safe, get ZONA.


Board Member

BiG provides equity finance and business support expertise to established owner-managers, or potential managers, who can demonstrate growth potential, coupled with good management skills or an established track record.

BiG is able to provide equity funding from £10,000 to £1 million and more. BiG will help businesses of any size, and it will syndicate with other financial partners to offer the best total, balanced-funding package.

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Visiting Professor and Fellow

These are two wonderful Universities and both, close to my heart.  I attend regularly to give lectures on radio, spend time with students, help develop ideas and anything that might excite or promote the radio industry as a great place to work and base your career in. I always come away envigorated about the next generation. 

University of Sunderland website
University of Cumbria website



Radio Tyneside is my local hospital radio station, staffed by volunteers and a winner of a host of national awards for excellence. In this place, it is all about giving and I'm happy to help them either by raising funds or by training and supporting the broadcasters of tomorrow.  It has been on the air for over 65 years, broadcasting around the clock and is the pride of Tyneside.